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Holley Performance is Turning 110 Years Old – Doing 110k Facebook Giveaway

Holley was once just known as your “grandfathers” parts company but now they host a drift event at LS Fest (which they invited us to this year and it was awesome) and are making tons of fuel injection products. In fact, Holley even makes a LS swap kit for the 240sx chassis now. If you want the chance to win some free stuff like a Terminator EFI from Holley then follow all these instructions below.

Want to know how to sign up? It’s simple. Help them achieve 110,000 likes by liking their page and private messaging them your email address. Once they receive your private message they will automatically enter you into the promotion. When the 110,00 likes have been realized, Holley will randomly draw a winner and verify their liking their FB page. The winner will be announced on Facebook shortly thereafter and contacted via the email address they submitted previously.”

Newly Licensed Formula Drift Driver – Jason Kim [INTERVIEW]

Many of us already know many professional drivers who have made their statements in the drifting community through Formula Drift (FD) or other world-renowned drift series. In order to give the readers a heads up on some of the up-and-coming drivers, I am covering a handful of impressive competitors from the Top Drift Pro-Am series. We already learned about Tony Cisneros and his adventures in becoming a licensed FD driver; now let’s continue with part two of my mini-series which features another unique driver.

Meet newly FD licensed driver, Jason Kim. Kim placed 3rd at Top Drift Round and 4th overall in the series. Kim drives an s13 with a welded differential; however, do not let this seemingly typical drift car fool you. The car is powered by a stock VQ35DE (out of a 350z) tuned on an AEM EMS and is currently pushing about 260 HP. The car sits on Buddy Club coilovers and features the Rival Auto Works angle kit. Kim has proven his dedication to the sport through his 10 years in drifting and three years competing in Top Drift.

Impressive, huh? Want to find out more about his journey and his unique build, continue reading for an enjoyable interview I had with him:

Jason Kim—QA

Q: You placed 3rd at round four, and 4th overall. Did you have a different strategy coming into this year in comparison to the past?

A: I was more comfortable this year since I drove the car the whole season last year. The only strategy was to be consistent; I’ve noticed often times a lot of drivers take themselves due to unforced errors.

Q: Will you be competing in Formula D next year? If so, which events should we expect to see you at?

A: The level of cars currently produced by the pro cars in the recent years is making it very hard for grass roots guys like me to even consider. a good friend once said “you don’t go compete to participate, you go there to win.” and I don’t want to go pro just to participate. And with that said I might see you guys in Long Beach

Q: Any changes to the car for next year?

A: Yes, POWER!! haha I do plan on adding a nos/supercharger. Thanks to the help of Brian of Bridges Racing and Henry Schelley of AEM, I have a few different options currently in the works.

Q: What has been the biggest struggle getting to this point?

A: The biggest struggle I would say would have to be finding the time to have a day job and time for the hobby. Luckily I have a very understanding fiancé who isn’t so selfish with my free time.

Q: Why a VQ versus something more common like an SR or an  LS?

A: The VQ set up was not my first choice of power plant. I originally planned on going with a V8 set up but I ended up getting the VQ set up for a great deal and at the time I daily drove a 350z and was familiar with the motor. The car I drove previously was a 13B powered AE86 so I guess I can say I like set ups that are less common.

Q: Who is your drift idol/hero? Why?

A: Taka, Justin and Hiro. It’s not so much an idol/hero, but more of a respect for them. Over the last couple years of competing in pro-am I’ve had the opportunity to learn a lot from them since they are the judges of Just Drift Top Drift. All three of them are there by choice and they actually watch every single driver and try their best to go to everyone and give them pointers.

Q: What advice do you have to offer for all the aspiring drifters out there?

A: Drifting will ruin your life! Don’t do it! haha jk jk. Best advice I have is to take your car out of the garage and onto a track and drive. 100hp or 1000hp it doesn’t matter, just drive the crap out of what you have and have fun. Always remember this is judged sport, sometimes it goes your way and other times it doesn’t. Don’t let it get to you and always look forward to how you are going to improve at the next event.

Q: I’m sure with so many V8s out there, I’m sure you must have gotten some heat for sticking with a 6-cylinder. What’s the reason for sticking with the VQ?

A: I’ve got a bit of both positive and negative reactions about the swap. At the end of the day the VQ was a great choice, it makes the car stand out a bit from the sea full of LS/S-chassis.

Adams Motorsports Park Thursday Night Drift on 8.15.13 [GALLERY]

Our intern Eddie Luchembe went out to Adams Motorsports Park this past Thursday night to cover some action at the weekly drifting weekend.  Formula Drift pro Odi Bakchis was in attendance with quite a few Top Drift Am drivers all running and performing during the week to stay in form. Follow the link below to check out a small gallery from the Adams weekly drift meet.

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Mustang RTR Spec 2 Giveaway for Active and Retired US Military Only [WIN IT]

You can see in this above flyer that active and retired US military have a chance to win a Mustang RTR Spec 2! Just text MonsterDrift to 90210 and 20 other winners will score a Vaughn Gittin Jr. HPI RC car. This is a really cool program Vaughn has put together which runs in line with all the military drift demos he has been putting on around America this season. The contest ends August 31st so enter fast!


Win An ACT Clutch and Help Them Hit 100k on Facebook [FREE STUFF]

Our advertiser ACT Clutch and a huge helper in our 2013 Ford Mustang RTR project car is trying to get to 100k fans on Facebook. They are just over 85,000 right now and have 28 days to complete the task. When they hit the mark they will be giving away 10 clutches to the winners who enter the contest! The link is below to win free stuff and who doesn’t want to win free stuff?
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Wilwood Brakes is Giving Away VIP Formula Drift Irwindale Tickets [GIVEAWAY]

The official rules from Wilwood provide that you can figure out who in the championship top eight positions is running Wilwood brakes and submit it to them via Facebook. The contest closes on September 30th and the contest winner will be announced on October 3rd . Everyone who picks correctly will be entered into a drawing and winners will be picked at random. The first name pulled will receive 4 VIP tickets, Second name pulled will receive 2 VIP Tickets, and the final name pulled will receive 2 VIP Tickets. Below you can check out the rules and details over at Wilwood’s website.



ACT Gives away Tyler McQuarrie and Forsberg Foam Fingers

Visit the ACT Clutch booth tonight at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and you can score some Chris Forsberg jedi foam fingers or a yellow Tyler McQuarrie one with his helmet design on it.

A great tribute to Tyler who last season here got kicked out of his car by Falken Tire so Justin Pawlak could make a championship run but ended up crashing out in Irwindale. Luckily the year beforehand he took home victory here and they are set to battle each other in the Top 32! ACT has boxes of these so swing on by and grab yours quickly!

Formula Drift Opens up 10 Year Anniversary Logo Contest

The guys over at Formula Drift are doing an awesome logo contest to promote the 10th year anniversary of the series. Below we have the rules for the logo you design and it must be submitted by August 31st, 2012. The prize is a paid VIP trip to Formula Drift Irwindale and an invite to the awards banquet. Below are the specifications for entry and please note the deadline August 31st!


1 Grand Prize Winner will receive a VIP trip, including airfare and hotel accomodations, to the Round 7 Pro Championship Event in the 2012 Formula Drift Series, October 12-13, 2012 in Irwindale, CA. Includes VIP passes to the Round 7 event and the FD Awards Banquet on October 14. (Approx Prize Value = $2,500)


  • Entries should be e-mailed as a JPEG file to before August 31, 2012 (Entrant must supply vectored ai, eps, etc. only when design is chosen for final round).
  • Include Entrant’s first and last name, street address, no post office boxes, city, state, zip code, telephone number and email address on the JPEG submission.
  • Up to three (3) designs per designer may be submitted, but must be on one (1) JPEG submission, not three (3) separate files.
  • All Entries will be judged by FD staff members.

2012 Triple Crown Drift Days at Pikes Peak – June 30th/July 1st

Right before Pikes Peak is invaded with tons of nonsense and Formula Drift drivers Ken Gushi and Rhys Millen the guys at TC Drift are throwing down the Triple Crown Drift Days on June 30th and July 1st. The events offers tons of seat time for drivers with a singles competition, tandem competition, and a sickest entry contest all packed into one weekend. The event has some great sponsors like SPEC Clutch and the always delicious Chic-Fil-A for the weekend. If your in the Denver and/or Colorado Springs you should head down for a huge weekend of fun at the Pikes Peak International Raceway road course.

The address is:
Pikes Peak International Raceway
16650 Midway Ranch Road
Fountain, CO 80817